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Upper Hutt house fire: Woman threw her dog to safety before dying in blaze

A woman was able to throw her dog to safety before perishing in an Upper Hutt house fireearlier this month. Police have revealed more information about the incident in a statement appealing for information about two separate fires at an address in Bridge Rd, Birchville, Upper Hutt. The first fire started at the residential property […]

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Civil Defence alert: No tsunami threat after 8.2 Alaska earthquake

Civil Defence has confirmed there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska this evening. “Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand,” the National Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defence) said. […]

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Granddaughter admits $900,000 theft only after her ripped off grandmother dies

After stealing all her ailing grandmother’s money, an Alexandra woman waited until after her victim had died before she admitted the theft. Sarah Jane Day, 41, whose name suppression lapsed yesterday, wrote a letter which was aired in the Dunedin District Court in which she said she wished she could have apologised to her victim. […]

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Opera, in the car and under the stars — The Know

No classical company connects its music to the great outdoors with as much romantic ease as the Santa Fe Opera  It’s not just that the company’s home is located in the rolling hills on the outskirts of the city, or that it performs in an open-air amphitheater with a view of the high desert landscape […]

Politics

COVID-19: Downing St admits there was ‘issue’ with Test and Trace that led to delays

Downing Street has said there was a short delay in England’s test-and-trace system asking some people who tested positive to provide details of individuals they had been in contact with. It comes after a BBC report claimed failures in test-and-trace were partly responsible for a surge in the Indian variant in one of the worst […]

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Otago University graduation threats: Accused ‘wanted to surpass mosque attacks’ – police

A woman charged with making security threats that disrupted University of Otago graduation ceremonies wanted to carry out an attack surpassing the Christchurch mosque shootings, police allege. The 22-year-old appeared in the Auckland District Court today charged with threatening harm to people or property. She has been granted interim name suppression and must surrender her […]

Business

Some Denver area hotels dim the lights and wait for the creditors to come knocking

Months of empty rooms and discounted rates are catching up with hotel owners in Denver and across the country. Unless Congress steps in with more financial assistance or travel spending finds a way to surge, a big shakeout looms next year, industry insiders warn. “The lockdowns are having a devastating effect on the hotel industry,” […]

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Christchurch shootings: How the attacks unfolded

Fifty people have been killed and another 50 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the deadliest attack in the country’s history. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. Here’s what we know so far about how the attacks unfolded. The first shooting took […]

Business

Gary Miller: In every cloud there is a silver lining – The Denver Post

The old cliché “In every cloud there is a silver lining” rings true today. Clichés always contain seeds of the truth. While  the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on many large, medium and small businesses, opportunities are emerging as the U.S. economy slowly reopens. Unquestionably, the beginning of 2020 was the right time […]